Let Others Praise You

“Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.”

Proverbs 27:1-2

We live in a selfish society. If you look around, everything is about what can I get or what can I do for myself or how do I look. We live in a time where everyone is pointing out their own accomplishments and bringing praise and recognition to themselves, especially through social media.

We all can think of that one person, who always has a better story or is always praising themselves. And we can all agree, that person gets on our nerves, yet we still try to be friendly. If you can’t think of someone like this, it is probably you….

The Bible, especially Proverbs, talks much about pride and the sin of pridefulness. When someone is bringing praise to themself, they are disobeying what the Word of God has to say about receiving praise.

People who are constantly bringing praise to themselves, are trying to build themselves up and look good in the eyes of their peers and really anyone who will notice. They aren’t concerned about how or what they are doing, they are more concerned whether or not people are noticing.

We, as Christians, should be more concerned about what we are doing and the effort we are putting into what we are doing, whether it is or secular job or our spiritual job for Christ. If we do what we are supposed to do, praise and recognition will come. What I have I learned in my short life is this, “Someone is always watching what you do.” That is a simple thought if you really think about it. Yes, we know, God is watching everything you do. There is no private, hiding place from God. But in this day and age, while out in public, someone is always watching what you do. With that being said, do what you are supposed to do, and put your best effort into what you do, and you will get that praise and recognition.

So the thought for the day is this, “Don’t worry about letting people know what you are doing, only focus on doing what you should be doing!”

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Sometimes You Just Have to Clean House

As a football fan, well sports fan, I keep up with sports on a regular basis.

Today, the Cleveland Browns decided to clean house by firing their head coach and their offensive coordinator. This came after winning two games already this year. To put that in perspective, they only won 1 game in the last two years, so the head coach had already doubled his win total! The Cleveland Browns needed a change so they cleaned house in hopes of rejuvenating a struggling team and starting fresh!

In the Christian life, are you in need of a house cleaning? Do you need to clean house in some areas of life? Do you need to get rid of sin and the things that are holding you back from serving God.

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,”

Hebrews 12:1

We all have that one thing that is holding us back in our spiritual life. We all have that sin, that weight that is slowing us down and weighing us down. We can’t run the race that God has for us if we are weighed down by the world and the things of this world.

Christian, it is time to clean house. It is time to be a vessel that is worthy to be used of God. If you are going through a bad season in your life where you feel like God can’t use you because of what you have in your life, than get rid of it.

Be like the Cleveland Browns today and clean house!!

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How Long Wilt Thou Sleep?

“How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?”

Proverbs 6:9

Sleep is such a wonderful thing! The older I get, the more I enjoy it but the less time I have to sleep.

Sleep is good for our bodies as it recharges and refreshes us, getting us ready for the next day. A lack of sleep can be harmful to our bodies because we aren’t giving it enough time to heal and repair itself after a long day.

While we can have a lack of sleep, we can also have to much sleep. As too little sleep is harmful, too much sleep can also have damaging effects on your body and your health.

As we grow, we have to continually find a balance between too little and too much sleep.

The verse above asks, “How long wilt thou sleep?” This verse is talking about the sluggard and how he sleeps his day away. He is a lazy man, a man who does nothing but just lies around and sleeps.

If you are physically lazy like the sluggard in this verse, get up and go do something! Don’t waste your life away watching tv, eating Doritos, drinking Coke, and playing video games. Get up, go work, go play sports, go hike, go do something!

The point that I want to make though is this, How many of us are spiritual sluggards?

How long wilt thou sleep, O Christian, when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

Too many Christians are spiritually asleep! We have Christians who work hard in the secular field. We have Christians who are involved in all kinds of secular activities. But they are asleep spiritually. I am not saying that you can’t be involved in things outside of church but if you are more interested in doing those extracurricular activities instead of serving in some ministry, than you are probably asleep spiritually.

It is time for Christians to wake up! It is time for Christians to start working! It is time that we arise and start serving God!

Stop sleeping when there are souls to be reached!

Stop sleeping when there is a Gospel to be preached!

Wake up Christian!

When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?!

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